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Definition of Slippery

Slippery

  1. Having the quality opposite to adhesiveness; allowing or causing anything to slip or move smoothly, rapidly, and easily upon the surface; smooth; glib; as, oily substances render things slippery.
  2. Not affording firm ground for confidence; as, a slippery promise.
  3. Not easily held; liable or apt to slip away.
  4. Liable to slip; not standing firm.
  5. Unstable; changeable; mutable; uncertain; inconstant; fickle.
  6. Uncertain in effect.
  7. Wanton; unchaste; loose in morals.

Slippery Quotations

Of all the arguments against voluntary euthanasia, the most influential is the 'slippery slope': once we allow doctors to kill patients, we will not be able to limit the killing to those who want to die.
Peter Singer

Torture is such a slippery slope; as soon as you allow a society or any legal system to do that, almost instantly you get a situation where people are being tortured for very trivial reasons.
Iain Banks

There is nothing in the world that I loathe more than group activity, that communal bath where the hairy and slippery mix in a multiplication of mediocrity.
Vladimir Nabokov

Once you put human life in human hands, you have started on a slippery slope that knows no boundaries.
Leon Kass

It's hard to get out of the barrel. It's slippery around the edges and people are happy to see you fall back in.
Robert Downey, Jr.
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Slippery Translations

slippery in Dutch is glad, ongrijpbaar, glibberig
slippery in Italian is lubrico
slippery in Latin is lubricus
slippery in Spanish is escurridizo
slippery in Swedish is glatt, slipprig, hal
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